2017 Volvo V60: Elegance in Wagon Form

If you’re looking for the space that a wagon offers with the look that can be classified as stylish and elegant the Volvo V60 is a great way to have the ride you’re looking for. This car offers you a sloping rear roofline that puts it in a category with some of the shooting brake models of the sports cars that have been transformed into wagons that give more space and the upgraded driving experience that you want to enjoy on the road. The Volvo V60 is the car you want when you want something fun with the function you need.

Do you have the need to carry cargo wherever you go? If so, a wagon is a great way to make this happen. The wagon models on the market today are much different from the typical wooden sided wagons we were used to several decades ago. When you see the new V60 on the lot at your nearby Volvo dealer you’ll be amazed at the good looks and the way it resembles the sports cars that have the large back end for cargo as well. This European designed car that offers you more space and equipment could be the right one for you.

For the 2017 model year, there are no more five and six-cylinder engines offered on the Volvo V60. This car is only offered with a four-cylinder engine but that engine is enough to give you the right way to have the ride you want and the efficiency you’ve been looking for. The V60 offers you a dynamic ride that allows you to enjoy the benefit of the Cross Country model that gives you a ride that you can take on the light trails and enjoy a luxury wagon that’s lifted up and capable off of the paved roads.

There are six trim levels for the Volvo V60 to give you the one that’s right for you. At the base model this luxury wagon gives you items you’ll love such as eight-way power front seats, a moonroof, heated exterior mirrors, dual-zone climate controls, an infotainment system that has a seven-inch command screen with HD Radio, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and auxiliary inputs, a Wi-Fi hotspot, the city Safety low-speed automatic braking system and three years/36,000 miles of complimentary maintenance. The Cross Country model adds AWD, a navigation system, 18-inch wheels and skidplates.

Under the hood, there is only one engine size that’s being used which is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The base, T5 model is turbocharged to give you 240 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Next up is the T6 AWD R-Design model that has a turbocharged and supercharged engine that pushes the power to 302 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. At the Polestar level, you can have 362 horsepower and 347 lb.-ft. of torque to enjoy in this wagon. All three engines are attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission and if you do need to tow a small trailer with your V60 you’ll love the tow rating of 3,500 pounds.

Moving up through the trim levels you see on the V60 you can have items such as a leather interior, a Harman/Kardon premium audio system, heated front and rear seats, a universal garage door remote, adaptive cruise control, collision warning system with full auto brake, pedestrian and cyclist detection, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist and parking sensors. You can upgrade to a sports chassis and integrated roof rails and add AWD to give you more control where you want it. This is a wagon that can be full of the equipment you want to make sure you can enjoy the ride and have the driver information you need.

The Volvo V60 is a sleek and stylish wagon that doesn’t look like a wagon. This car offers you the look you want and space you need when you’ve got to get your family and their gear wherever you need to go. This is a luxury wagon that you need to check out at your nearby Volvo dealer in order to see what it offers you. One test drive and you’ll certainly agree this is the car that you want to enjoy and the one that fits into your lifestyle better than any other.

04.10.17 - Volvo V60

Written by Rocco Penn

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